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Blockade of Veracruz

Blockade of Veracruz
Part of the Mexican–American War

American forces landing at Veracruz in 1847.
Date 1846-1848
Location Veracruz, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico
Result United States victory
 United States Mexico
Commanders and leaders
David Conner
Matthew C. Perry
Juan Esteban Morales

The Blockade of Veracruz was a conflict during the Mexican-American War. The blockade of Veracruz was extremely important in the Mexican-American War in stopping the trade of contraband.[1]:107

Home Squadron to "exercise all the rights that belong to you as commander-in-chief of a belligerent squadron."[1]:108 On 14 May 1846, Conner proclaimed Veracruz, Alvarado, Tampico and Matamoros under blockade.[1]:109 Conner sent the sloop-of-war St. Mary's to Tampico, the paddle frigate Mississippi to Veracruz, and the sloop-of-war Falmouth to Alvarado.[1]:109.


  1. ^ a b c d Bauer, K.J., 1974, The Mexican War, 1846-1848, New York:Macmillan, ISBN0803261071

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